Thursday, February 15, 20187:00pm

People's Commissioning Fund concert


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The Annual Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert on the Ecstatic Music Festival features world premieres by George Lewis and Angélica Negrón, plus a new look at “historic” PCF-commissioned pieces by Pamela Z, Annea Lockwood, Lukas Ligeti and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore.

This concert will be a New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer & streamed live on Q2 Music.

Bang on a Can’s People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers.

People's Commissioning Fund concert New York New York

Thursday, February 22, 20187:30pm

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Iva Bittova

Iva Bittová is known foremost as a violinist-vocalist whose distinct music blends styles from many global music cultures – eastern European folk, western classical, Indian, Middle Eastern, and American rock ‘n roll. In a solo appearance sure to feature her many powers, Bittová’s performance reflects the central themes of cultural exchange and influence present in the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Iva Bittova New York New York

Tuesday, March 13, 20187:30pm

Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in Washington DC!


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The Bang on a Can All-Stars reunite with the Choir of Trinity Wall St, conducted by Julian Wachner, for this performance of Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields in Washington DC!

This event is part of the Kennedy Center’s annual new celebration DIRECT CURRENT–an immersive showcase for cutting-edge contemporary arts and culture with a focus on interdisciplinary creations.

For a 20% discount use this link or promo code: 286423

Student tickets ($10) use this link or promo code: 288526

Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in Washington DC! Washington District Of Columbia

Friday, March 16, 20188:30pm

All-Stars at Le Lieu Unique


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Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings!

Julia Wolfe, Reeling
Florent Ghys, An Open Cage
Michael Gordon, Gene Takes a Drink (with film)
Tyondai Braxton, Casino Trem
Christian Marclay, Fade to Slide (with film)
Richard Reed Parry, The Brief and Never Ending Blur
Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hz (with film)
Steve Reich, The Cave of Machpelah (arr Michael Gordon)
Bryce Dessner, Letter 27 (with film)
Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day

All-Stars at Le Lieu Unique Nantes

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bang on a Can All-Stars in Krems, Austria

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings on the Easterfestival IMAGO DEI at the Klangraum Minoritenkirche Krems!

Program:

Julia Wolfe, Reeling 
Florent Ghys, An Open Cage
Christian Marclay, Fade to Slide with film 
David Lang, unused swan 
Richard Reed Parry, The Brief And Never Ending Blur
Michael Gordon, Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison 
René Lussier, Nocturne 
Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays 
Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Fields 
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hz with film 
Steve  Reich, The Cave of Machpelah (arr. Michael Gordon)
Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day

Bang on a Can All-Stars in Krems

March 22March 25, 2018

Bang on a Can at Big Ears

Bang on a Can goes to Big Ears! 

The Big Ears Festival is an international cultural gathering, and a dynamic, interactive experience that explores connections between musicians and artists, crossing all musical genres while interfacing with film, performance, and the visual arts. 

There are few festivals with line ups quite like this.

The All-Stars will present 3 performances:

-The music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe to celebrate 30 years of Bang on a Can. (Michael, David, and Julia are the 2018 composers in residence at Big Ears as well!)

Anthracite Fields

Field Recordings

 

Bang on a Can at Big Ears Knoxville Tennessee

Thursday, April 26, 20187:30pm

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present the Tomeka Reid Quartet

Performing alongside the exhibition Scenes from the Collection, cellist, composer, and improviser Tomeka Reid brings in her own remarkable collection of leading Chicago and New York based musicians to perform a set of music combining her love for groove along with freer concepts.  

The Tomeka Reid Quartet is: Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Roebke, bass; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Tomas Fujiwara, drums

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present the Tomeka Reid Quartet New York New York

May 1312:00pm10:00pm

Bang on a Can Marathon!

Bang on a Can returns to downtown Manhattan with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 10 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

Its FREE!!!

Music By:
Jeffrey Brooks, Tom Chiu, Fjola Evans, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Nicole Lizee, Dylan Mattingly, Jessie Montgomery, Brendon Randall-Myers, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Gabriella Smith, Galina Ustvolskaya, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Alex Weiser, Julia Wolfe

Performances by:
Terry Riley, Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guests Eric Berryman, Todd Reynolds, and Gyan Riley, Contemporaneous, David Friend, Ethel, FLUX Quartet, Maya Beiser and Kate Valk, Mazz Swift and Therese Workman, NYU Contemporary Ensemble/Jonathan Haas, Robert Osborne, So Percussion, Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Sam Davol, Turning Jewels Into Water (Val Jeanty and Ravish Momin), Vicky Chow, Xenia Rubinos, and MORE!

Bang on a Can Marathon! New York New York

Sunday, June 10, 20183:00pm

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present Erik Friedlander’s Black Phebe Trio


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Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present the Black Phebe Trio with Erik Friedlander, the NYC-based cellist and composer; pianist and accordionist Shoko Nagai and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi. Friedlander describes Black Phebe as his ‘three trios in one’ band. Nagai’s charismatic performance on accordion and piano/keyboards changes the feel of the group depending upon which instrument she’s playing.  When she plays accordion the band is a world-music juggernaut playing virtuosic, mixed meter works or sweet folk songs. With Nagai on keyboard, the band is a piano trio or a classical chamber group.

This performance is free with museum admission.

 

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present Erik Friedlander’s Black Phebe Trio Long Island City New York

Sunday, July 8, 20183:00pm

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present Elena Moon Park and Friends


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Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present Elena Moon Park, a Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist with a passion for the preservation of diverse music and culture in the United States. She is actively performing all-ages music from her album Rabbit Days and Dumplings, featuring reimagined folk and children’s songs from East Asia, including Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Tibet.  Released in fall 2012 by Festival Five Records, the album has received great feedback, including a Parent’s Choice Award & a feature on NPR’s All Things
Considered.

This performance is free with museum admission

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present Elena Moon Park and Friends Long Island City New York

July 9July 29, 2018

Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA


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The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA is a 3-week residency and festival of today’s most exciting new music. We invite 40 performers and composers from all over the world to learn from and play alongside our faculty, the world’s most accomplished contemporary musicians. The public performances include free performances in the community, recitals in the gallery and a blowout festival finale on July 28. 

July 12-27: Daily (Mon-Sat) recitals in the galleries at 1:30 and 4:30

July 21: Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields with the Bang on a Can All-Stars and The Choir of Trinity Wall St, Julian Wachner, conductor

July 23: Ten world premieres by our festival composers

July 28: Marathon Concert with Steve Reich. 6 hours of non-stop music performed by our festival fellows and faculty.

Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA North Adams Massachusetts

Sunday, August 12, 20183:00pm

Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum – String Noise


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On Sunday August 12, at 3pm, Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present String Noise!

Blurring the lines of classical and avant-garde, the “trailblazing” (Time Out New York) duo String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris) will perform music by Georg Friedrich Haas (Fuga), David Lang (Warmth), Pauline Kim Harris (Sugar), Jessie Cox (Dark, Light), Paul Reller (Piss Rows) and Richard Carrick (Phosphene). The performance also features punk covers and the title work of their debut album on Northern Spy Records, The Book of Strange Positions, by 2018 Guggenheim fellow Eric Lyon. stringnoiseduo.com

 

Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum - String Noise Long Island City New York

August 2512:00pm11:59pm

All-Stars on the "Extended Play" Festival in Sydney!


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Bang on a Can All-Stars play the Marathon-style extravaganza “Extended Play” in Sydney!  Extended Play is a 12 hour micro-festival that explores and celebrates new music in every format imaginable. From noon to midnight, music in all shapes and sizes will transform multiple spaces within City Recital Hall. Be prepared to challenge your preconceived ideas of how music can be created, performed and consumed.

This isn’t a festival where you sit and listen to music with your hands neatly folded on your lap. At Extended Play they want you to hear music, and also to see it, feel it, move with it and move around it.

The Bang on a Can All-Stars will play

David Lang, cheating, lying, stealing
Michael Gordon, Gene takes a drink 
JG Thirlwell, Anabiosis 
Julia Wolfe, Believing 
Philip Glass, Closing
Steve Martland, Horses of Instruction 

All-Stars on the "Extended Play" Festival in Sydney! Sydney

Sunday, September 9, 20183:00pm

Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum – Yumi Kurosawa


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Koto visionary Yumi Kurosawa presents original and classic Japanese music on Japan’s traditional instrument. Every era does something different with its musical traditions, and each moment considers its music “new.” Kurosawa is devoted to creating her own music, combining the spirit of the traditional with music of the larger world. This program includes works entitled GreenPt; Rapture 1, 2, 3; JBTransfer (with electronics); One Droplet; Takeda Lullaby; Inner Space; The Harvest Moon + Looking up at the sky (with electronics). yumikuro.com

Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum - Yumi Kurosawa Long Island City New York

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Bang on a Can All-Stars at DePauw University


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The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings at DePauw!

Program
Julia Wolfe: Reeling
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink (with film by Bill Morrison)
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide (with film by Christian Marclay)
David Lang: unused swan
Todd Reynolds: Seven Sundays
Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah
Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 (with film)
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day 

Bang on a Can All-Stars at DePauw University Greencastle Indiana

October 3, 7:00 pm October 7, 2018, 7:00 pm

David Lang – Mile Long Opera – Oct 3-7


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The Mile-Long Opera, a citywide public engagement project, brings together 1,000 singers from across New York for free performances on the High Line, October 3—7, 2018. FREE but advance tickets required, Tickets available starting Wednesday 9/5! 

Co-created by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, with words and lyrics by acclaimed poets Anne Carson and Claudia Rankine, The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o’clock is an ambitious, collective, free choral work that shares personal stories from hundreds of New Yorkers about life in our rapidly changing city.

David Lang - Mile Long Opera - Oct 3-7 New York New York

October 147:00pm9:00pm

Bang on a Can All-Stars on the Vertice Festival – Mexico City

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Bang on a Can All-Stars perform on the Vertice Fesitval at the Sala Miguel Covarrubias at Centro Cultural Universitario UNAM (National University) in Mexico City, Mexico!

Program:
Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark & Scary
Michael Gordon: For Madeline
Josue Collado: Joie de Vivre (world premiere!) 
David Lang: Sunray 
-intermission-
Steve Reich: Piano Counterpoint 
Philip Glass: Closing 
Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction 

Bang on a Can All-Stars on the Vertice Festival - Mexico City Mexico City

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Bang on a Can All-Stars in Latvia

The All-Stars celebrate the 3 year anniversary of the “Great Amber Hall” (Lielais Dzintars) in Liepaja. The program will include selections from our project Field Recordings

Julia Wolfe: Reeling 
Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You 
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay 
David Lang: unused swan 
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison 
– intermission-
Todd Reynolds: Seven Sundays 
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah 
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage 
Jóhann Jóhannsson: Hz with film by Jóhann Jóhannsson 
Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 with film 
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day 

The Bang on a Can All-Stars in Latvia Liepaja